Tributes have been paid to US wrestler James “Kamala” Harris, who has died on the age of 70.
He was described as a “nice character” and a “tremendously good man” after World Wrestling Leisure (WWE) introduced his loss of life on Sunday.
The 6ft 7in star was finest identified for his appearances within the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) period, within the mid-1980s and early 1990s.
He fought Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Big amongst others.
Later in life he suffered with extreme well being issues and had his left leg amputated in 2011 as a result of diabetes.
However Harris stated he loved the function and being an entertainer. In 2012, he recalled how his mentor Jerry Lawler invented the Kamala character.
“He put the paint and stuff on me and so they put the little skirt on me,” Harris said. “I like doing that type of stuff.”
In his period, Harris was a well-liked opponent for The Undertaker. The 2 males battled on the 1992 Survivor Sequence in a “casket match”, with the Undertaker popping out on prime in entrance of 18,000 followers on the Richfied Colisseum in Ohio.
‘Labored the gimmick’
“God bless Kamala, he all the time placed on a present for the followers. Good massive man who labored the gimmick higher than most. It breaks my coronary heart,” tweeted fellow former wrestler The Iron Sheik.
“Sorry to listen to a legend has handed,” added former wrestler and commentator Taz.
One other former wrestling star, Jerry “The King” Lawler paid tribute by posting an image of Harris in motion.
Harris hailed from Mississippi and commenced wrestling in 1978, below the ring identify “Sugar Bear.”
In 2004, he made a shock return to the re-branded WWE.
“Such a terrific character,” posted wrestling journalist Sean Ross. “Memorable and influential. Might he relaxation in peace.”
Harris is to not be confused with California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, who’s to at the moment within the operating to be Joe Biden’s decide for vice-president in November’s election.